I just left Bishop Choby’s room after a short, but good visit. We were meeting to prepare his Easter letter to the people of the diocese. I’ll save that message for publication in next week’s issue of the Tennessee Register, but he did ask me to pass along an update.
The bishop is in good spirits and, although he still has a long recovery ahead, he looks much better and is anxious for his strength to improve for the next round of treatment. He said that the medical staff that have been treating him have been incredibly attentive and he has confidence that they will bring him through.
He remains very appreciative of the many prayers that so many people are offering on his behalf.
As always, I will pass along any updates that become available.
March 24, 2107
Bishop Choby has asked that I pass along an update about his condition as he recovers from the fall that he sustained at his home on February 7.
As you know from my earlier updates, he has experienced some complications while under medical care for those injuries. He continues to have positive responses to treatment and both he and his personal physician are optimistic about his continued recovery. The bishop is in good spirits, but his stated request that people offer prayers rather than visiting his bedside remains in place.
The serious infection, that had caused such concern, appears to be well under control. Attention is now turning to addressing the fractures in his back. The full course of that treatment will be determined in the near future.
Bishop Choby is extremely grateful for the many prayers offered on his behalf. He still has more hurdles to clear on the road to recovery but his progress thus far is very encouraging. I will pass along further updates on his condition when they are available. In the meantime, please continue to remember him in your prayers. They are of great support and effect.